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Giving Gifts to a Teacher Could Land You in Jail

Giving Gifts to a Teacher Could Land You in Jail

Are you shopping for a gift for your child's teacher? Be careful if you live in Alabama!

A new law in that state limiting gifts to teachers is raising eyebrows in both the parenting and teaching communities. According to ABC News, an Alabama teacher who accepts "a Christmas ham or a $25 gift card" from a student is breaking Alabama's ethics law and could be sentenced to up to one year in jail and a $6,000 fine if (s)he accepts the gifts.

The law, which took effect earlier this year, is considered to be too tough by many. Concerns have also been raised around the fact that it doesn't define an appropriate gift amount, making it hard for parents to know what is an acceptable gift or not.

Read more here (ABC News)

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